Strangers in Venice (Stella Bled Book Two)

Strangers in Venice (Stella Bled Book Two)

by A.W. Hartoin

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November, 1938
It began in Vienna, after a night of fire and fear. Stella Bled Lawrence made a promise and she kept it. But the job isn’t done. Abel Hershmann’s cousins, unaware of the danger, are heading to Venice in search of him and the family secret he carried. Stella and her husband, Nicky, follow, intent on warning them.

But things don’t go to plan. Venice is flooded, Stella aggravates her injuries, and the cousins are no where to be found. Suspicions abound and friends are hard to find. Italy has fallen under Hitler’s spell and nothing is as it was. The Nazis and, in particular, SS Oberführer Peiper still want their prize and believe Stella and Nicky have it. Stella will have to decide how far her loyalty goes and where she belongs: far away safe from the gathering storm or on the front lines with a chance to change the course of the coming war. Her choices will affect her family’s future for generations to come.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940163282555
Publisher: A.W. Hartoin
Publication date: 07/26/2019
Series: Stella Bled
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 8,069
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

***Get Mercy Watts Mysteries For Free*** Sign up for A.W. Hartoin’s Mercy Watts Mysteries newsletter to get FREE books and new release alerts. No spam. Spam is evil. A.W. Hartoin grew up in rural Missouri, but her grandmother lived in the Central West End area of St. Louis. The CWE fascinated her with it’s enormous houses, every one unique. She was sure there was a story behind each ornate door. Going to Grandma’s house was a treat and an adventure. As the only grandchild around for many years, A.W. spent her visits exploring the many rooms with their many secrets. That’s how Mercy Watts and the fairies of Whipplethorn came to be. As an adult, A.W. Hartoin decided she needed a whole lot more life experience if she was going to write good characters so she joined the Air Force. It was the best education she could’ve hoped for. She met her husband and traveled the world, living in Alaska, Italy, and Germany before settling in Colorado where she now lives with her family, a Great Dane, a skanky cat, and six bad chickens. Connect with A.W. Hartoin on or

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Strangers in Venice 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 23 days ago
i loved every moment in this book. please tell me this is not the end of stella bled! i want more. great writing style, great characters, and great history.
Ciaradh 10 months ago
A Thriller Wrapped Around Mysteries Stella Bled Lawrence starts out as a young woman who is used to luxury and above all, safety. When she lands in pre-World War II Germany on her honeymoon, she initially can’t imagine that evil really exists. By the time she and her husband arrive in Venice she knows evil exists and has seen what evil can do. These books are riveting, exciting and believable. I truly enjoyed this book, the second in the series; the books leave me wanting more. They are self-contained, but set up the path to the next thriller. And the mysteries? Well, they are multigenerational; the Mercy Watts books, which take place present day, are woven of the cloth Stella is weaving. Damn these are good. I rec’d an advanced copy for an honest review, but I bought the book, too.
gmcootie 10 months ago
Another excellent entry in the series! Read it now. I highly recommend it.
Anonymous 17 days ago
Book two in an excellent series. I HOPE there will be more!